Town of Hartford, NY
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Hartford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted November 1979]
No person shall have in his possession with intent to consume any open bottle or container containing liquor, beer, wine or other alcoholic beverage while such person is on any public highway, public street, public sidewalk, public parking area or in any vehicle on a public place excepting those premises duly licensed for sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
INTENT TO CONSUME
Includes any of the following: drinking from the container; possession with movement of the container to the mouth; and any circumstances evidencing an intent to ultimately consume in any public place.
OPEN BOTTLE, CAN OR OTHER CONTAINER
Any bottle, can, glass or other receptacle suitable for or used to hold any liquid, which has been uncapped, uncorked, the tab removed or the top sliced, cut or broken, or its original condition altered in such a way that the liquid can flow out of it.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
An open bottle or open container in any vehicle shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in possession of all occupants thereof and in violation hereof.
Any person violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be liable to a penalty not exceeding $250, 15 days' imprisonment, or both.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).